Review of Child and Adolescent Refugee Mental Health
This 49-page white paper informs service providers and policy-makers about research in culturally competent care to improve mental health services for child and adolescent refugees who come to the United States. The report describes the experiences of refugee children, including phases of migration, stressors, consequences for psychological well-being, and coping strategies. It notes that many refugee children can greatly benefit from mental health services, but little information exists about which mental health interventions are effective, making it difficult to determine appropriate standards of care for this high need population. The report collects and presents data and information on treatments for future study and advancement.
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